Strom Funeral Home

McCormick, South Carolina

Mrs. Margurite “Rita” Brown Johnson

EVANS, GA — Margurite “Rita” Brown Johnson, 82, of 1103 Sam Baston Dr, died February 8, 2018, at Doctors Hospital, Augusta.

Graveside services will be held at 11 am Saturday at McCormick City Cemetery with the Rev. Prescott E. Nead III officiating.

Margurite was born in Appling to the late John E. Brown and Lillie Mae Morris Sherman.  She retired from Southern Bell after 25 years of service.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Evans.   She was predeceased by one son, Christopher Mark Tinley.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Lee Johnson; a daughter, April Porterfield (Dr. James E. Porterfield) Evans GA; a son Frank Andrew Johnson (Jiamin Johnson) Appling GA; three grandchildren, Canon and Caden Porterfield and Michael Johnson.

Visitation will be after the graveside service.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army.

Strom Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Mrs. Mary Ann Self Coffee

MCCORMICK, SC — Mrs. Mary Ann Self Coffee, 67, of West Gold Street in McCormick SC, died Thursday, December 21st 2017 at Augusta University Hospital in Augusta.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday at Overbook Cemetery in McCormick with the Rev John Noblin officiating.

She was born and raised in McCormick to the late Mr. and Mrs. James and Mary Jane “Lindley” Self of McCormick, SC.  She was a member of Plum Branch Baptist Church. She was a seamstress and weaver, who enjoyed her many craft projects. She was predeceased by a brother-in-law Johnnie (Leslie) Coffee of Augusta.

Survivors include her husband William “Greg” Coffee, McCormick; a son, Benson ” Lee” Bonds , Plum Branch; a daughter, Michelle Coffee Gardner , Plum Branch; a stepson, Hank Coffee, Greenwood; a sister, Brenda Morgan (Curtis), Plum Branch; a grandson, Daniel (Angela) Coffee , McCormick; a great granddaughter, Annabell Coffee, McCormick; brother, Milton (Susan) Self, McCormick; two brother in law’s, Danny (Rhonda) Coffee, McCormick; Sidney (Kathy) Coffee, Greenwood; four sister in laws, Pam (Henry) Bussey, Modoc; Gail Mills, Anderson; Fred (Katie) Fuller, Plum Branch; Chris (Linda) Wilkie , Plum Branch; and many many cousins, aunts and uncles around McCormick.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 26th at Strom Funeral Home.

Strom Funeral Home of McCormick is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Jimmy Percival

MODOC/EDGEFIELD, SC — Jimmy “Red” Percival, 76, of Modoc, died Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Red Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Jimmy was born in Edgefield county to the late Doug and Naomi “Ooty” Doolittle Percival. He retired form Dupont as a Mechanic Supervisor.  He was a member of Red Oak Grove Baptist Church and Parksville Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his dear friend and former wife and mother of his children, Kay Minton P. Gilbert; Stepfather, Jack Gregory; four sons, David L. Percival (Connie), Lady Lake FL, Richard B. Percival (Michelle), Modoc, SC, Douglas G. Percival (Daisy), Edgefield SC, Wallace W. Percival (Michelle), Edgefield SC; and ten grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at Strom Funeral Home in McCormick, SC.

Mr. George Donald Ferqueron

MCCORMICK, SC — George Donald Ferqueron passed away on October 9, 2017 at Self Regional Health Hospital.

The son of the late James P. Ferqueron and Virginia Fillmon-Ferqueron of McCormick, SC, George was preceded in death by his soul mate Ernestine Severence-Ferqueron of 58 years, and 3 brothers; Jerome Ferqueron, Archie Ferqueron, and Kenneth Ferqueron.

George was born in St. Petersburg Florida and moved with his Father James P. Ferqueron and family to McCormick, South Carolina during his childhood. George went on to build a successful construction contracting business with his brother Jerome in St. Petersburg, Florida.  George’s residence is in Clearwater, Florida.

Survivors include his Five Daughters; Ellen Miller of Largo, Florida, Sharon Haddad of Loyd, Florida, Virginia Lynne Smith of Murphy, North Carolina, Gail Conolly of Islamorada, Florida and Leslie Meyers of McCormick, South Carolina.  George is also survived by Four Grandchildren; Ryan Miller of Largo, Florida, Kelly Miller of St. Petersburg, Florida, Kegan Conolly and Tanner Conolly of Indian Rocks Beach Florida as well as one Great Grand Child, Keith Miller of Largo Florida.

Funeral Services will be held at a later date in Largo Florida.
He is most remembered by his bright smile and witty sense of humor.

Strom Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Mrs. Desse Sheriff Jennings

MCCORMICK, SC — Dessie Sheriff Jennings, 94, widow of William J. Jennings, died on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Graveside service will be Thursday, September 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Parksville Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Michael Allen officiating and Gene Jennings giving the eulogy.

Mrs. Jennings was born June 19, 1923 in Oconee County, SC to the late Thomas Walter and Ollie Bearden Sheriff. Mrs. Jennings was the oldest member of McCormick First Baptist Church. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. All who met her knew she was strong, kind, loving and willing to help others. She was a true gift from God and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She was pre-deceased by a sister, Lillian Sheriff Brown.  Survivors include her son, William (Bill) Jennings (Sylvia) of Edgefield, SC; a daughter, Esther White of McCormick; five grandchildren, Tony Jennings (Jackie), Tracy Jennings (Blythe), Dana White Kelly, Kim White Kelaher (Tommy), and Joy White (Mitt Broome); four great-great-grandchildren, Megan Jennings, Kate Kelaher, Finn Kelaher, Hunter White, and baby Georgia due in November; two great-great grandchildren, Amaiya and Carter; a sister, Helen Sheriff Chapman of Salem, SC; and a brother-in-law David Jennings of North Augusta, SC. Honorary pallbearers are Tony Jennings, Tracy Jennings, Gene Jennings, Gerry Jennings, Clarence Brown and Tommy Brown.

Mrs. Jennings has been a resident of The Ridge in Edgefield, SC for the past 7 years. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. George Rainsford, Cindy Bryan and Cherrill Turner with Palladium Hospice, as well as all of the staff at The Ridge who lovingly cared for her each day.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 27 at Strom Funeral Home.

At the request of the family, memorials may be made to McCormick First Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

The family is at the home of Esther White, 1986 Whitetown Rd., McCormick, SC.

Mrs. Barbara Maddox Langley

MCCORMICK, SC — Barbara Maddox Langley, 81, of McCormick, died peacefully at her home on August 9, 2017, surrounded by her family.

The funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Troy United Methodist Church with the Reverend Barrett Alewine officiating. Burial will follow in Troy Cemetery.

Barbara was born in McCormick County.  She was the daughter of the late Ray Clarence and Evelyn Walker Maddox.  Barbara was married to John M. Langley for forty-nine years.  She graduated from McCormick High in 1953 and worked for Milliken and Company, McCormick Plant, in the human resources department for forty years.  Barbara was a devout member of Troy United Methodist Church for many years where she taught the preschool Sunday School Class, was a member of the Kate Edwards Study Group, and was active in many ministries of the church.  She gave her heart and soul to the Lord Jesus Christ as a young girl, and she devoted the rest of her life to serving him.    

Barbara was predeceased by a brother, Curtis H. Maddox; two sisters, Rachel M. Heenan and Carolyn M. McDonald; and a son, John Kennedy Dowtin Sr.  She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Survivors include her husband, John Langley of the home; a daughter, Sarah Dowtin McCracken (Joel) of Lake Keowee, SC; a son, David Warren Dowtin (Edicta) of Jacksonville Fla; five grandchildren that she adored; Jessica and Brent McCracken, Gabriel and Johnny Dowtin, and Ryan Barnes.

Visitation will be at Troy United Methodist Church at 2:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service.

The family is at the residence at 176 Langley Road, McCormick.  Strom Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Sara White Duncan

PLUM BRANCH, SC — Sara F. White Duncan, 81, of Plum Branch, died Monday, July 31, 2017 at HospiceCare of the Piedmont, Greenwood. The Funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Plum Branch Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at the Freeland Cemetery.

Sara was born August 8, 1935 to the late Johnnie Freeland and Gladys Dorn.  She was a member of Plum Branch Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of McCormick. Sara was preceded in death by her two husbands, Carl White and Barney Duncan; and a sister, Augusta Swygert.

Survivors include five daughters, Diane (Joe) Mason, Mooresville NC, Janice (Sammy) Davis, Plum Branch SC, Carla (Chris) Hudler, Lincolnton GA, Lisa (Bill) Gardner, Ninety Six SC, Vickie (Jeff) Bandy, Mooresville NC; a son, John “John Boy” White, Plum Branch; a sister, Carolyn Wilson, Lexington SC; 12 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be the grandsons.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Strom Funeral Home.
The family is at the home of Janice Davis, Plum Branch SC.